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Deschampsia caespitosa ‘Northern Lights’

Family: Poaceae

Common names: HAIR GRASS, TUSSOCK GRASS

Native to: Mexico, Southwest United States

Plant

Type: perennial

Forms: arching, tufted

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 0.80 feet

Max width: 1.20 feet

Flower

secondary color present, white/off white

Leaf

green, secondary color present

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bird

Bird species attracted to plant: finch, titmouse, wren

Plant part consumed by birds: seeds

Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: part shade

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: loam

USDA Zones: zone 4 -30 f, zone 5 to -20 f, zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f

Temp. range: -30 to +40 °F

Water: regular

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